Position Overview:The Finance Director is responsible for ensuring that the project functions efficiently and effectively in all financial, administrative, and operational matters. S/he ensures that the project consistently and correctly implements sound financial, contractual, and administrative operating systems, and that project activities are implemented in compliance with donor award regulations and with WEI/Bantwana policies. S/he collaborates with the Project Director to implement procedures and address management issues. The Finance Director will report to the Project Director. The selection of the applicant is subject to donor approval.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee implementation of finance and administration policies and procedures of the program; support and supervise staff to carry out day-to-day finance and administration functions; ensure complete documentation, stewardship and accountability of financial transactions; work with other project staff to ensure a robust budgeting and financial management and tracking system that adequately recognizes and effectively accounts for project funds; oversee and review the work plan budgeting, budget tracking, and financial communication/reporting process and systems; ensure management and compliance of contract in line with financial requirements for the donor, World Education policies, and the laws of the Tanzania government; ensure deliverables are completed on time and within budget.
Qualifications: 10+ years in finance/admin capacity; with a minimum of 5 years on bi-lateral or multi-lateral donor programs and managing a team of finance staff, including at least 3 years’ experience in contract management; must have a master’s or equivalent degree in accounting or related field; familiarity with Tanzanian finance and tax laws, audit requirements; demonstrated experience with obtaining clean audit reports, establishing internal controls, and adaptive, timely budgeting, accounting and financial management; excellent communication skills in English and in Swahili; self-starting team-player.
NB: The expected start date for all positions is November 2020. World Education Inc. offers a competitive package to selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience. World Education, Inc. is also committed to the principle of an equal opportunity employer.
Mode of Application: Submit your application letter, resume, capacity statement, contact information and names of three references to be sent to World Education Inc. (WEI) no later than 17hrs on Wednesday the 23rd September 2020. The application should be sent through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.